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Memories Of Past Lives

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People Who Died And Claim To Be Reincarnated Share The Memories Of Their Past Lives

Reincarnation, also known as rebirth, is the belief that we don't get to live just one life. The concept explains that the non-physical essence of a living being begins a new life in a different physical form or body after biological death. Usually, however, we can't necessarily consciously remember the lives we lived before even though our souls still bear all the good and bad deeds we've accumulated.

The following people claim to have been reincarnated except they also happen to have memories of who they once were. These are their stories.

The Same Dream, 300 Times Over

"I had a very vivid dream well over 300 times. It's always the same. I'm a 31year old Australian male with zero paramilitary culture which is another reason that I cant process my dream where I'm a passenger in a helicopter flying over a town that appears Middle Eastern. We have just completed a mission and the radio goes off. This is a little weird, I really don't think the message is in English, but I understand it all the same. The dream flashes forward. Then it's me about to jump out of the plane, oddly with a rope in my hands. I'm not talking about climbing gear. But actual thick rope. We use it like a fireman's pole.

The ground troops are in 'formation' against the side of a large house. The team knocks in the door and I'm second or third in line. Quickly moving through a room and into the next I miss a young boy to my left and he shoots me. I've probably got four or five bullets in me. I always remember the wall behind, cracked a little like they've gone through. Then black. For a split second, I'm on a hospital bed somewhere with bright lights. Then nothing." WyldeWest / Reddit

A Boy Beyond His Years

"I spoke in full sentences from a very young age. My mom was flipping through a National Geographic. With my little hands, I grab the thing, flip back several pages frantically, and then I put my face like an inch above the page. I just froze there, poring over this picture of a ruined monastery in a desert, drinking in every little detail. 'I used to live there'; I said. She laughed. 'No, you've always lived with me.' 'No, no. This was a long time before you were born'" I told her.

So she pulls me back from the page and asks me, 'well, what did you use to do when you lived there?' She says I told her, 'I wrote books, and I grew vegetables!' And my little finger pointed at an outbuilding of the monastery and an empty field behind it. Well, I can't read yet. My mother said she got very cold and started shivering from head to toe. The caption of the photo was explaining that the monastery was nearly self-sufficient, gathering rainwater in cisterns to support vegetable gardens year-round behind the scriptorium where the monks produced copies of the Bible and other holy books." - faceintheblue / Reddit

Some Have Gone To Regression Sessions To Relive Their Past Lives

Regression sessions are designed to bring back repressed or lost memories with hypnosis. Here's one person's experience: " I went to a past life regression session thinking it would just be a bit of fun. It was actually extremely intense. Since then I've had a few past life fragments come back to me. One was in Pompeii. I remember the ring my husband had given me. It was enormous and ugly, but he was so proud of it. I remember that he died from some kind of routine treatment that I nagged him to get, and how guilty I felt when I remembered that.

Another was in the mid-1800s. I remember the room I was in, the smell of the fire, the tightness of my corset, the way my dress felt under my hands. I would not remake the choices I made in that life, but I feel a strong pull to that time. I am positive I have had other lives too, but I don't remember enough of them to be sure. It is hard to articulate how these are different from imagination or dreams. They feel so real." - coffeeandarabbit / Reddit

But What Does It All Mean?

"I have many memories that aren't my own. Houses, people, faces, events, they are very short and normal memories, very vivid, but not really special. Is there a story behind it all? No. If reincarnation does happen, I don't believe there's a much bigger picture. Or maybe there is and I'm missing it, but I feel like any guy and don't want to find out more about these memories."

So what is the point of recantation if it's real? In Hinduism, the idea is that nothing is permanent but the true purpose of each reincarnation is another attempt to reach our highest self and attain Nirvana. When we fail. we get another chance through rebirth until Nirvana is attained. Yet some people find that their reincarnation memories may be nothing more than just memories without purpose.

What do you think? Are you still searching for your life purpose? Tap into the 4,000-year-old science the science of Numerology to see what it can reveal about you. The numerology of your birth date, regardless of what month you were born, can reveal surprising information about your life and personality.

Maybe It's All In Our Heads

" I have Dissociative Identity Disorder. When I was younger and before I started seeing a psychologist, I thought I had experienced a past life due to one of the others in my head (who is a horse) having his own set of memories. I still entertain the thought sometimes, but I usually keep these things to myself.

But who knows? Maybe when I was born, some extra souls got thrown in? The others in my head don't have such memories though. Either way, if I believe them or not, the 'memories' are still there." - INeedToSlowDown / Reddit

The next time you have deja vu, examine the memory and ask yourself, is it really yours? For all you know you might have thousands of repressed memories tucked deep inside your soul from past lives.

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